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Jan 31 Wednesday

Cabaret Preview

Author Christopher Isherwood arrived in Berlin at the tail-end of the Weimar Republic, a profoundly heady era lasting from 1918 to 1933.  The democratic…

Jan 17 Wednesday

Dirty Dancing: Opening Night

From the first drumbeats of the opening song to the iconic finale that had the capacity crowd on its feet, Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage is…

Jan 11 Thursday

Dirty Dancing Preview

Nobody puts Baby in a corner.  Nor did anybody expect a 1987 low-budget romantic drama dance film from a new unknown Hollywood studio to become an…

Nov 18 Saturday

The Sound of Music: Opening Night

Wonderful performances abound in the new national tour of The Sound of Music that opened tonight at the Lexington Opera House and plays through Sunday.…

Nov 9 Thursday

The Sound of Music Preview

The New York Herald Tribune's Walter Kerr wrote in his 1959 review of the original Broadway production perhaps the snarkiest one-liner in the history…

Sep 18 Monday

The Wizard of Oz Preview: the Rainbow Connection

I don't blame the Wicked Witch of the West, I wanted those ruby red slippers, too.  The first time I saw them I was lying on the floor in my…

Apr 22 Saturday

The Midtown Men: Opening Night

The harmonic, swoony sounds of the 1960's provides such a tonic, and tonight's audience for The Midtown Men's opening night at the Opera House…

Mar 29 Wednesday

The Midtown Men Preview: J. Robert Spencer Interview

I recently caught up with Midtown Man  J. Robert (Bobby) Spencer by phone, and had a chance to talk about the phenomenal success of their touring…

Feb 6 Monday

Rodgers+Hammerstein's CINDERELLA

This new Broadway production, now in its second national tour,  is very much in-the-moment  with its portrayal of Cinderella as an earnest,…

Dec 29 Thursday

The Cirque Behind the Magic of PIPPIN

There's much more than magic to do in the Tony-winning revival of PIPPIN that flips and flies its way onto the Lexington Opera House stage…